Oxford PV and Oxford University target to develop perovskite solar cell with 37 percent efficiency

UK solar technology company Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd. announced a five year research project with the University of Oxford to develop a thin-film multi-junction perovskite solar cell with a 37 percent efficiency and long term stability. The £5 million ($6.6 million) collaboration has been awarded £2.5 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as part of its Prosperity Partnerships programme. The EPSRC grant is designed to support long term, research-based partnerships between business and universities, with national and global importance.
From the University of Oxford, both the Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Device Research Group led by Professor Henry Snaith (Oxford PV’s Chief Scientific Officer and Co-founder), and the Semiconductor Research Group led by Professor Laura Herz, will form the partnership with Oxford PV. In June, Oxford PV set a world record certified efficiency of 27.3 percent for its perovskite-on-silicon solar cell.

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